March 1, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. -
St. John's head coach Steve Lavin announced Friday the suspension of sophomore guard D'Angelo Harrison for the remainder of the 2012-13 season. Harrison will miss the Red Storm's remaining three regular-season games, the BIG EAST Championship at Madison Square Garden and any 2013 postseason appearances.
"I had a productive meeting with D'Angelo yesterday. He has a bright future in basketball and I'm optimistic his time away from our team will be of value," said Lavin.
A Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team selection, Harrison is third in the league in scoring with 17.8 points per game (T-48th nationally), and his 76.9 percent success rate at the free throw line ranks 14th among all BIG EAST players. The six-time BIG EAST Honor Roll member's 2.2 made 3-pointers per game rate tied for fifth in the conference, he holds the team lead and is 16th in the league with 1.4 steals per game and his 35.0 minutes per game rank eighth in the BIG EAST. He is firing at a rate of 39.4 percent from the field and owns a 31.5 mark from beyond the arc. He has reached the 20-point plateau in 13 of St. John's first 27 games and scored a career-high 36 at Villanova (Jan. 2). He recently became St. John's 48th player in school history to reach the 1,000 point plateau and totals 1,025 career points in 59 career games.
March begins on the road for the Red Storm with a visit to Providence on Saturday, March 2 (8 p.m., SNY).